Macy’s Application – Buyer

Website Macy’s

Job Description:

The Buyer is responsible for driving sales, margin, turn and growth across both channels in area of responsibility and supporting total company objectives. This position is responsible for managing pre-season and in-season assortment building, including assortment selection and assortment driver strategies.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Decide on in-season changes to make for the department and vendors based on sales, margin and turn forecast from Financial Planning.
  • Review category, class, and item performance analysis done by Associate and Assistant Buyer and determine in-season item level changes and re-order opportunities.
  • Partner with Financial Planning and Merchandise Planning to ensure department level financial targets support assortment strategy.
  • Evaluate and discuss trends for the upcoming season in partnership with Fashion Office and key vendors; recommend key trends and opportunities.
  • Develop pre-season assortment vision that ties to company key priorities and insights from Digital, Private Brands and Planning Director counterparts.
  • Lead and manage development of assortment, including assortment selection and assortment strategies, which support the high level assortment vision and maximize sales, margin, and turnover.
  • Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality.
  • Develop and maintain strong vendor relationships.
  • Partner with Private Brands and Merchandise Planning to build assortment vision to guide product development strategy, color/sizing opportunities, test new products/categories, and alignment on marketing/digital strategy.
  • In partnership with Financial Planning, present ROF strategy and plan for resolution of problems.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of MS Office computer programs are required
  • Practices open and continuous communication, values keeping others informed, effectively presenting information in a clear, concise manner.
  • Ability to think creatively, strategically and technically
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college or university
  • 5+ years related experience
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and Company needs.
  • Ideally, 5-plus years of experience in retail, catalogue or ecommerce buying.
  • Excellent leadership, facilitation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work across functional lines and at many levels.

Job Details:

Company: Macy’s

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: New York, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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